A JVM-embedded repo is an Iglu repository embedded inside a Java or Scala application, typically alongside the Scala client.
A JVM-embedded repo is simply a set of schemas stored in an Iglu-compatible path inside the
resources folder of a Java or Scala application.
As an embedded repo, there is a no mechanism for updating the schemas stored in the repository following the release of the host application.
For an example of a JVM-embedded repo, check out the repository embedded in the Iglu Scala client itself:
This embedded repository is used to bootstrap the Iglu Scala client with JSON Schemas that it needs before it can access any remote repositories.
For help setting up a JVM-embedded repository see the JVM embedded repo setup wiki page.